Thursday 31 March 2022Media release2 minutes to read
Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Whitecliffs Domain.
Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River has shown the cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the river has reduced and is now below levels that are of concern to public health.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says Environment Canterbury’s monitoring of Waikirikiri/Selwyn River will resume next summer when there is increased likelihood of cyanobacteria growth.
The health warning for the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Glentunnel remains in place.
Facts about cyanobacteria:
For further information visit: https://www.lawa.org.nz/explore-data/canterbury-region/
Or contact Community and Public Health on (03) 364 1777: https://www.cph.co.nz/your-health/recreational-water/
For more information about Mahinga Kai: https://www.cph.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/saf0112.pdf
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